We went down to the start line and I got in the back of the pack. There were 381 participants today. The gun went off and I started to walk. This did not make me happy, I wanted to run so bad. Where I was there were some walkers but it didn't make me feel better. I thought to myself, "just try it, see how you feel." So that is what I did. I was slow but I felt good so I kept going. I ran most of the first mile at a 12:10 pace.
I was so happy to run, it felt great and I know I was smiling the whole time. About 2 minutes into the second mile, I saw MB and she look great! A minute after that, TL passed me and she looked strong. I was so happy for her. I finished mile 2 at 24:?. I just don't remember the seconds sorry. I did most of my walking in the last mile but it was down Ocean Road and the view is beautiful. I crossed the finish line at 38:29 with MB and TL cheering for me.
|Me, TL and MB|
I am also happy to say, that my back and knee, so far, feel good. I hope it stays that way. I will have to come clean to my therapist either way on Tuesday. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Now on to my birthday! I had a great time on Thursday. DH and I were able to have coffee together in the morning after we got the kids to school at a little coffee shop. We have been doing this when he is home now that my youngest is in preschool. It is like a little date and I love it. Later, two of my greatest friends took me to one of my favorite restaurants for lunch and drinks. We had a wonderful time. For dinner, DH and the kids took me out for burgers and ice cream. I couldn't of asked for a better day.
|The Birthday Girls!|
|My Beautiful Cupcakes!|
On Saturday, me, DH and 9 of my friends, plus my mom and dad had dinner at Mariner Grille. the food and service was excellent. They were very accommodating for such a big party. Instead of cake this year, I had cupcakes from Silver Spoon Bakery. Holy cow, they were the best! I chose two kinds, Cookie Monster and Bubbly. Let me tell you, it was hard to choose but I know I made the right decision. Everyone really enjoyed them and I have leftovers, Yeah Me! For those of you in Rhode Island, I highly recommend both of these places.
So far, 40 is fabulous! I am happy that my first race is done and I am hoping I am ready for the 10k in April. Did you race this weekend? How did it go? What are your Super Bowl plans?
Run Strong, Think Big!